To what extent does geographical environment influence the way in
Grade Levels: 4 to Adult
which people meet their needs for food, clothing and shelter? A brief
examination of city life throughout the world shows more similarities
than differences. A broader study of life in three distinctly different
rural environments shows that people there provide themselves with
the kinds of food, clothing, and shelter which reflect the limitations
and opportunities of their geographical environment. The three selected communities are in cold, mountainous northern Japan; hot
and wet tropical Pacific islands; and the hot, dry desert of Pakistan.
Produced by Wayne Mitchell.